Advani advises caution on Ayodhya

New Delhi, September 01: With the verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the original Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit set to catapult the communally sensitive Ayodhya issue on to the centrestage once again, senior BJP leader L K Advani on Tuesday advised party leaders to exercise caution in their public utterances on the matter.

Asif dropped from Malayalam film

Karachi, September 01: Mired in a match-fixing controversy, tainted Pakistani fast bowler Mohammed Asif who was to debut in a Malayalam film has now been dropped from the movie, according to its director Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.

Namboothiri told mediapersons on Tuesday that now he just can’t go ahead with the project with Asif.

BJP in a bind over impending Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, September 01: High-level consultations among Sangh Parivar leaders and within the Bharatiya Janata Party have begun on what stance the political party should adopt on the impending verdict in the consolidated title suits related to the disputed land where the Babri Masjid was demolished and where the makeshift Ram Lala temple stands at Ayodhya.

SC opens door for tougher Bhopal re-trial

New Delhi, September 01: Supreme Court on Tuesday re-opened the Bhopal gas tragedy verdict, agreeing to re-examine its own judgment that allowed those convicted to walk away with mild sentences. It has now opened the door for the convicts to be tried under a more stringent law — culpable homicide not amounting to murder,
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which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.